UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
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The Ecosystem Map 
for KC Innovation


It’s a fast track to innovation: anyone who’s ever created a disruptive technology or service knows that all too well.

And when you're focused on creating, commercializing or even getting an investor's line-of-sight on an innovation that will disrupt an industry, secure data, streamline processes, lead us out of the pandemic (or adjust to this new normal)—you need access to the connections and capital that move at the speed of innovation. 

That’s what this guide is about.

The Ecosystem Guide for KC Innovators is your map to Kansas City's tech ecosystem and the resources that are ready to move your innovation from inception to investment to exit.

Download this guide and learn how to:

tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Connect with resources that specifically serve innovation-led businesses, from inception through growth and onward to exit.
tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Find funding sources to accelerate your innovation-led business, from grants to loans to equity.
tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Support and invest in innovation-led business in Kansas City.

Get the map of tech+ resources in Kansas City:



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